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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Hollow blends the miracle of two crafts--brewing and distillation--to create a work greater than the sum of its parts. An Imperial Stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels still dripping with uncut whiskey. For 100 days the young beer patiently breathes in and out of the wood, gaining complexity, character, and serious attitude. This ale is always bottle conditioned and can be enjoyed immediately upon its release from the brewery...or five years later, when you dust off the last vintage bottle from your cellar to share with good company.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Black, nearly opaque. Aaahh. Very enjoyable... You can definitely taste the wood barrel. Sweet, that awesome burnt taste. Easy drinker! Just sweet enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bomber. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, chocolate, and molasses. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured a black color with aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon and some earth. Flavors are the same, light fudge and bourbon in the aftertaste. A very nice barrell aged beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
Decent and easily accessible. Pours black with tan head. Smells of slight bourbon and oak. Light carbonation with a medium body. Light bourbon and oak, raisns, and toffee. Not my favorite but still good. I prefer dragons milk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
Very dark with a thin tannish colored head. Full and complex. Cherry, oak, whiskey, raisin, cocoa, coffee, fig. A bit earthy. The barrel aging is definitely noticed in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (804) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark brown/black brown head, lots of bourbon on the nose. Nutty bourbon flavor, good, better as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2737) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours pitch black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of charred oak barrel, bourbon, chocolate, and some rusty notes. Taste is complex, dark chocolate, roast, light oak barrel, bourbon, raisin, some mild earthy soil, and a slight touch of some alcohol on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (286) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2013
pours a opaque black with a huge tan head.considerable thick lacing all around my snifteraroma is slightly smokey from the charring on the oak barrels with coffee,vanilla,chocolate,and wood and the bourbon is extremely faint.flavor has a hint of smoke with coffee,vanilla, and expresso.once again bourbon is there but very faint.highly carbonated with a low end of a medium body and a creamy slick mouthfeel.finish is a pleasant bitter finish.only a few things I can say negative about this.body is slightly thin.but it doesn’t diminish from the drinking experience.and the lack of bourbon in a bourbon aged beer.other than that this beer is absolutely delicious and has a very pleasant appearance and aroma.top notch

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4914) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color, with a light tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, bitterness, and moderate bourbon flavor. The barrel aging is noticeable, but the bourbon is restrained. The body is a bit thinner than I would like.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftEntity (2) - - APR 11, 2013 does not count
A dark and tasty treat! After a few twist of the cork, was pleasantly surprised with a dark rich black pour. Taste of oak and roasted malt and pleasant bite of whiskey notes. Hints of coffee and cocoa on the finish. Smooth overall experience. A new favorite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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